Getting some new followers on Twitter (ala “Follow Friday”), so I thought it might be good to update the blog. And, answer the question, “What is a Revolution115 anyway?”
Revolution115 (“one fifteen”) started as my Twitter name and became this blog. It has a double meaning related to two of my favorite scriptures:
1) Colossians 1:15 – “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.” Here’s the thing: Jesus HIMSELF is the revolution. What He DID was revolutionary, but just who he WAS and IS changed and continues to change everything. He was and is supreme in all that God has done and is doing. The First (Old) Testament prophesied Jesus, and the Second (New) Testament records Him, and we see God. Jesus changes everything!
2) Mark 1:15 – “The time promised by God has come at last!” Jesus announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!” Human beings have made the “gospel” (the Good News) into many, many things, but the Good News that Jesus himself announced was the coming of the Kingdom (reign, rule, empire) of God. Certainly the Good News has different facets, and it is good to explore each one. But I think we dare miss too much if we neglect what Jesus himself said his proclamation was about: the Kingdom. And that Kingdom is revolutionary. The coming of the Kingdom IS a revolution, and Jesus’ first listeners were well aware of the overtones of the kingdom announcement. That this kingdom is “not of this word” is the subject of another post, but for now, suffice it to say that Jesus came announcing the arrival of a Reign that would change EVERYTHING.
So, welcome to the blog. That’s what it’s about. That’s what I’M about. Happy reading!